Our opportunities extend beyond the classroom

Study abroad trip to Chile

Study abroad

Spring Break 2019 | Chile (field studies in physiology): This optional course supplement will provide real-world exposure to extreme conditions that challenge human physiology. Students will collect biometric data while participating in activities such as hiking and diving to experimentally understand the impact of these extreme environments on the body. In addition, cultural activities will introduce students to Chilean history and the people that inhabit this slender South American wonder.

Summer 2019 | Peru (sustainable food, water & energy): Explore the impact of climate change on the environmental and nutritional status of urban and rural Peruvian populations. Students will assess different population nutritional needs and develop a sustainable and culturally-appropriate solution to addressing the identified need through working in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural setting. Students will travel to different sites to obtain a robust overview of environmental impact at the local level and community resources and strengths to addressing this issue. Students will also consider the role of energy in sustainable development, but also the role and responsibility of Peru and the U.S. in contributing to the mitigation of climate change.

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Undergraduate research with faculty

Each year, undergraduate Health & Sport Science students work alongside faculty to conduct and publish research in respected journals, such as Journal of Strength and ConditioningFuture FocusJournal of Exercise Physiology online and Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics.

Stander Symposium

Many Health & Sport Science students also present research at UD's annual Stander SymposiumThis annual, campus-wide event provides an opportunity for students from all disciplines to showcase their intellectual and artistic accomplishments.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968